Mary Clare Altenhofen has been named the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library, while Sarah Adams has been named the Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library. Both had been serving in those respective roles on an interim basis.

“Sarah and Mary Clare have done an outstanding job in leading their libraries and staff, providing strong support for the faculty and students they serve, and contributing to the HCL team,” said Susan Fliss, associate librarian of Harvard College for Research, Teaching and Learning and interim librarian of Harvard College.

Altenhofen came to HCL in 1992 as the first reference librarian in the Fine Arts Library. In 2010, she was appointed Acting Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library. As acting librarian, Altenhofen assumed responsibility for the leadership of the library, while retaining her research, teaching and learning responsibilities. She is also a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America.

Adams joined HCL and the Music Library in 1995 as project librarian for the Répertoire Internationale des Sources Musicale (RISM), an international cooperative project to document musical sources. She was appointed the Acting Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library and acting curator of the Archive of World Music in 2011. As acting librarian, Adams has been responsible for management of the library and its programs, in addition to continuing in her curatorial role.

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